Meeting at Rush Center tonight begins planning for annual event

Help plan for Atlanta Pride Trans March

Help plan the Atlanta Trans March, part of Atlanta Pride in October from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rush Center located at 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.

The Trans March seeks to bring visibility to a group of people often overlooked by many gay and lesbian people.

“These people are on a mission. How many of us go to an event that talks about LGBT but there is no reference to T other than saying the letter? The march is about bringing direct attention to the trans community to the larger LGB and Q community,” said James Sheffield, former Atlanta Pride executive director.

Three years ago, at the first Trans March, Sheffield marched not only as the executive director of Pride but also in his first major public appearance as a transgender man.

“The Trans March will always hold a special place for me,” he said. “It feels special to me, but it’s also special to provide that space and activity for those who don’t always feel represented in other things going on.”